Evaluating GED Programs

Evaluating GED Programs

Evaluating GED programs can be pretty difficult since every program can operate differently. There are no federal mandates concerning correctional education in states as far as I’ve found. To top it all off, operationalizing the success of a GED program differs for each researcher. Barbara Wade analyzed 13 articles in a literature review called¬†Studies of correctional education programs. She had two goals:¬†(1) to look at evaluation techniques of correctional education programs and (2) to look at the analysis techniques. The two most common evaluation techniques were recidivism and education achievement. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Wrong. [Read more…]